A walk in the park

Robin and I have a little dog (she’s my best thing ever), so we’re always looking out for places to take her for a walk. And you know it’s time for a change of scenery when your dog starts greeting fellow canines and their humans like she's seen them a million times (I must say, she still does it with a lot of crazy happiness though - I don't cope that well with boredom). Plus the parks in Joburg can surprise you – there are many.

The dog and I have a favourite park (I’ll still write about it), but the Sunday before last we went to one that I didn’t even know existed. That’s Joburg for you – full of surprises. It’s the Golden Harvest Park behind the Northgate Dome and relatively close to where we live.

The park was established in the early 1970s. It spans 55ha and did feel massive. It was quite quiet; we saw some other dog walkers and people fishing. Plus there were lots of nooks and crannies to explore, including a small koppie. We’ll be going back to tackle it.

I took some phone photos so you can have a look. It was the wrong time of day for taking photos, so it’s actually prettier than this - and I threw in the pic of the windmill just because the placement of the bench - or the windmill - was quite funny. If you go check it out (access from Maple drive), take some friends and remember to be safe.

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